Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain #49 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1994
17 x 16 in (43 x 41 cm)
A portrait of Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain, her child with then husband Kurt Kobain. On the back of the painting Tommy Cheng taped a photograph of Courtney Love and her daughter, likely the inspiration for this painting.
Tommy Cheng is a contemporary outsider and folk artist who lives and paints in Washington Heights. His unique style of portraiture has attracted gallery shows in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Paris. Cheng's portraits are inspired by pop culture and celebrities. With its wide open eyes, deceivingly expressive faces, and modernly flat construction a Cheng portrait is instantly identifiable.
Artist: Tommy Cheng
Material: Paint on plywood